Liturgics Western Rite Orthodoxy

Basilus of Moro

Sparrow
Orthodox
Possible inquirer here. I come from a Catholic background and currently attend a TLM (traditional Latin mass) near my home. It is a great, vibrant community with a beautiful liturgy. I don’t necessarily wish to leave it, but the fact is it is in “communion” with Rome and likely to be cancelled. It is subject to a pozzed out diocese and it currently rents the beautiful church from a pozzed out parish with hand sanitizer and Covid signs all over the place. The community feels like it is separate from the Novus Ordo RCC world, but it is not in reality.

That said, I do feel a sense of “Western/Latin roots”. I also have some Polish Blood yet I do not know if a Polish Orthodox Church exists in the US. I did see that there is a Western Rite Orthodox Church (part of ROCOR) near my home. From the website, I gather that it is a very small community. Then there is a Greek Orthodox (GOARCH) church right down the road from me, yet It seems that many have been saying that that part of the Orthodox Church is also becoming very pozzed.

Looking for some advice as pertains to inquiries in general but also to the Western Rite if anyone has any good info. Thanks.

My general advice is to seek out a monastery, perhaps one of the Greek ones founded by Elder Ephraim, and seek some advice therein. There you will find a solid rock of faith, and the means to overcome your passions.
 

Grow Bag

Pelican
Orthodox Inquirer
I wanted to expand my Christian horizon a bit and found a Western Rite Mass that I attended this morning for the first time. It was held in a beautiful chapel in Galloway, Scotland, so I got up early to make the longish, chilly journey north. I arrived just in time and went in to find I was one of two people in the congregation. Nevertheless it was a fascinating experience. I had not studied the Western Rite prior to attending, so it was all new, but I'd say it had aspects of a Roman Catholic Latin Mass with certain familiar passages from the Eastern Orthodox liturgy. I will have to let the experience percolate for a while before I can really say much more really.

What was nice was that I was invited by the clergy to join them for lunch. So we went off to a bistro and sat down mask-less, while the customers and staff were muzzled. Nobody said a word, even though this was mask cucked Scotland.
 
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